The Top 15 Ways to Calm Your Dog

It is staggering how much we don’t understand about the most common household pet. We call dogs our ‘best friends.’ Yet, we continue to make incorrect assumptions about their behavior. For instance, human beings still don’t have a proper grasp of the fear mechanism in canines. We see a dog that barks and bares its teeth and assume it must be dangerous. In some cases, this is true. However, dogs are much like us. They don’t get angry for no reason. Often, responses that look and sound like aggression are actually rooted in fear. Most behavioral experts agree that canines are naturally social animals. No matter their breed, they enjoy communication, touch, play, and contact.

The only reason a dog adopts aggressive or violent tendencies is it’s been trained or directed to do so. This is clearly evident in police and military canines. They can be ferocious and chase down a criminal, but they only follow such orders to win praise and love from their owners. They have no interest in causing hurt or damage. This is all to say that, despite our great love for dogs, we still struggle to deal with anything but the friendliest, cheeriest animals. It’s why so many pups end up in shelters or get put down. In many parts of the US, the number of dogs in shelters has spiraled. It’s a big problem and, to solve it, we need to revise some of the things we think we know about man’s best friend.


Add Comment

The Top 20 Dogs From Television Shows
The Five Most Popular Dog Halloween Costumes of 2017
Five Dog Breeds That are Most Commonly Featured in Movies
The Top 20 Dogs You Should Be Following On Social Media
10 Awesome Halloween Costume Ideas For Dogs
20 Dogs So Tiny These Pictures Almost Look Fake
Awesome Pictures of Dogs Who Look Really Excited
15 Photos Proving Just How Much Dogs Love Us
Border Collie Boston Terrier Cane Corso Chihuahua Corgi French Bulldog German Shepherd Golden Retriever Great Dane Pit Bulls Rottweiler Siberian Husky Tibetan Mastiff
The Beagle Basset Hound Mix: Five Things You Didn’t Know
7 Things You Didn’t Know about the American Rottweiler
The 20 Most Active Dog Breeds in the World
Man Paints Beautiful Portrait of Unwanted Dog
Pit Bull Teton’s Adorable Photobooth Shots Find Him A Forever Home
A Dog In A Shelter For Ten Years Get A Happy Ending
No Preview
Let’s Help Hans the Foster Dog Find a New Home
The Top Five Selling Dog Leashes on the Market Today
The 20 Worst Foods You Could Give Your Dog
20 Visible Signs That Your Dog is Sick
The Top Five Dog Toys for Larger Breeds
20 Amazing Videos of Dogs and Firefighters
20 of the Most Adorable Puppy Fail Videos
The Cutest Doberman Videos of 2017
The Cutest Yorkie Poo Videos of 2017
Five Pitbull Laws That Need To Exist In The United States
Pit Bull Puppy Left For Dead On Train Tracks Becomes Therapy Dog With New Prosthetic Foot
No Preview
New Bill Might Make it Illegal for Landlords to Discriminate Against Renter’s Dogs
No Preview
Man Climbs Up Wall of 13-Story Building to Save Dog’s Life